You probably can’t afford this hideous Gucci Xbox

Microsoft and the fashion brand Gucci have teamed up on a ridiculously expensive Gucci-themed Xbox Series X that will be released in limited quantities next week. It looks bad, in my opinion; the Gucci Xbox Series X has double G... Read more

Apple’s latest beta fixes macro mode confusion for iPhone 13 Pro

Apple’s latest iOS 15.2 beta is making the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro mode simple by adding a button to let you turn it on and off (via 9to5Mac). The icon, which looks like a little flower, pops up whenever you’re... Read more

SpaceX’s Starlink reveals new smaller, rectangular user dish to connect to satellites

SpaceX’s internet-from-space initiative Starlink has unveiled a new rectangular dish that interested customers can buy to tap into the company’s growing satellite constellation in low Earth orbit. It’s a thinner and lighter weight option than the circular dish that Starlink... Read more

Apple’s unexciting 2021 Mac and iPhone software prove it should take a break from annual OS updates

Apple’s fall software updates, iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, are officially out in the world for everyone. But Apple’s latest software has arrived with more of a whimper than a bang; the two updates aren’t so much bad as they... Read more

TikTok tics are a symptom of a much bigger problem

Reports of teens developing tic-like behaviors after watching TikTok videos highlight something most of us don’t consider about mental health: symptoms can be social. Since March 2020, specialists in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have seen... Read more

Secretlab really built its extra-small gamer chair that started as an April Fools’ joke

When it comes to gaming chairs, most of the focus is on how they can support and comfort your next 5,000 IQ play, but the fact is that most of them are designed to be large and imposing. After teasing... Read more

Vergecast: How EV startup Rivian achieved a record-breaking IPO

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter,... Read more

The global chip shortage is a nightmare before Christmas

The global chip shortage has had a massive effect on the entire technology industry for more than a year, but a wave of gaming hardware news over the past week and change has shown that things aren’t going to get... Read more

Marvel embraces the Sad Wolverine meme to announce X-Men ‘97, a new animated Disney Plus show

The classic X-Men: The Animated Series is getting a sequel series on Disney Plus in 2023: the newly announced X-Men ‘97, which “explores new stories in the iconic ‘90s timeline of the original series.” The announcement was made in the... Read more

Manchin blasts union-made EV tax break at Toyota event

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wants to kill a $4,500 federal tax credit for union-made electric vehicles because he thinks they’re “wrong” and “not American.” And he picked an awfully tone-deaf moment to say this: at an event hosted by Toyota... Read more

Nintendo’s new Game & Watch is the cutest way to play classic Zelda games

It’s not hard to play the original Legend of Zelda games. With each new hardware release, Nintendo trots out its 8-bit Hyrule adventures again, giving players a chance to relive (and rebuy) the games that started it all. If you’re... Read more

John Lewis stole our idea for Christmas TV advert, claims folk band

In March, they emailed a John Lewis marketing manager suggesting that the track could be used for their Christmas advert, accompanied by a call to donate to the charities involved. They did not receive a response. They were surprised, therefore,... Read more

Say sorry to everyone you bullied, bishop demands of ‘authoritarian’ vicar

A vicar accused of bullying a choir at a 12th-century church has been ordered by her bishop to apologise to everyone who complained about her. The Rev Catherine Relf-Pennington has faced a string of complaints about her supposed “authoritarian style”... Read more

Report dons for micro-aggressions, Cambridge students told in new anti-racism drive

A Cambridge college is encouraging students to report dons for “micro-aggressions”, despite the university’s vice-chancellor saying this was a “mistake”. Downing College has been accused of promoting “highly contestable” and “pernicious” ideas in its new guidance on how to report... Read more

How the Palace tried to rescue ‘Duchess Difficult’

As the statement continued: “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms.... Read more

Duchess of Cambridge shows heart and craft by making poppies with veteran and cub scout

“I have to say, I lost a few friends,” he said. “One in particular I remember, he was killed a day or two before the war ended. That, I must say, affected me quite a bit. You wrote to their... Read more

Turkey’s Getir signs non-binding deal to buy shares in Sok

An employee of Turkish fast grocery-delivery company Getir prepares to deliver an online grocery delivery in front of a store warehouse in Istanbul, Turkey November 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas ANKARA, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Turkish fast grocery-delivery company Getir has... Read more

U.S. SEC disapproves proposed rule to list, trade shares of VanEck bitcoin trust

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo/File Photo Nov 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday rejected rule changes... Read more

EXCLUSIVE Altice founder Drahi seeks bigger stake in Britain’s BT – sources

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Telecoms tycoon Patrick Drahi is looking to increase his stake in BT Group (BT.L) as he seeks to extend his influence at the British company, betting its fibre-optic rollout will boost value, three sources familiar... Read more

Tencent asks Douyin to start showing some copyrighted content

BEIJING, Nov 12 (Reuters) – ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said on Friday it had received a request from Tencent (0700.HK) to allow short videos, based on Tencent’s copyrighted films and TV shows, to be shown on Douyin.... Read more

Vivendi sees Telecom Italia CEO as short term solution, sources say

The logo of Vivendi is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in Paris, France, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo MILAN, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Telecom Italia’s top investor Vivendi (VIV.PA) sees the current CEO of... Read more

Search for leads after Rory Cellan-Jones’s dog stolen along with five others

Mr Holte-Smith walks Cabbage on a Monday and Friday morning, and a colleague of Mr Cellan-Jones takes her on Tuesdays to Thursdays. The dog walker told The Telegraph that he’d never left his van running before to knock on a... Read more

Race report author ‘vindicated’ as analysis shows white people do not live longer

The embattled author of a government race report has declared himself vindicated after a British Medical Journal article found that white people have lower life expectancy. Tony Sewell, the chairman of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, was heavily... Read more

Climate activists’ latest tactic in war on motorists is a real let-down

Those targeted by the action included pharmacist Jamie MacConnacher, who had two tyres of his Land Rover flattened. He had to pump up his tyres before leaving for work in Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, 25 miles away, he said, making him 45... Read more

John Lewis stole our idea, claims folk band who weren’t ‘edgy enough’ for Christmas TV advert

In March, they emailed a John Lewis marketing manager suggesting that the track could be used for their Christmas advert, accompanied by a call to donate to the charities involved. They did not receive a response. They were surprised, therefore,... Read more